On this exciting Egypt family vacation with Cairo, Nile cruise and beach holiday on the Red Sea, you will first experience Cairo, the vibrant capital of Egypt. You will visit the mysterious pyramids of Giza and Saqqara, the Egyptian Museum with the mummies and treasures of the pharaohs and the citadel of Saladin.
Afterwards, your family embarks on a journey through time on board a 5-star Nile Cruise Ship, visiting the fascinating sites along the banks of the Nile, including the Valley of the Kings, Hatshepsut Temple and the Temple of Abu Simbel. An Egyptology will explain to you and your family the history and culture of the ancient Egyptians. After this informative cultural trip, relax on beautiful sandy beaches in Hurghada and enjoy snorkeling in the Red Sea.
For your Egypt Family Vacation Cairo, Nile cruise and Beach Holiday, fly to Cairo today. Upon arrival at Cairo Airport, you will be warmly welcomed by our tour guide and assisted with immigration and visa formalities. During the transfer to your 5 star hotel, you will already get a first impression of the lively life of the metropolis, the largest city in Africa. Upon arrival at the hotel, your guide will assist you with check-in. The rest of the day can be used as free time.
This day begins with a tour of the greatest highlights of Cairo – after breakfast you with your guide will drive to the fabulous:
The Great Pyramid of Giza is the oldest and largest of the Pyramids in the Giza Pyramid. It is the oldest of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. The Giza Pyramid Complex, also called the Giza Necropolis, is the site on the Giza Plateau in Greater Cairo, Egypt that includes the Great Pyramid of Giza, the Pyramid of Khafre, and the Pyramid of Menkaure, along with their associated pyramid complexes and the Great Sphinx of Giza. All were built during the Fourth Dynasty of the Old Kingdom of Ancient Egypt, between 2600 and 2500 BC. The site also includes several cemeteries and the remains of a worker’s village.
Then we drive to a plateau from a wonderful panoramic view of the three pyramids of Giza.
The Great Sphinx of Giza, commonly referred to as the Sphinx of Giza, Great Sphinx or just the Sphinx, is colossal limestone statue of a recumbent sphinx located in Giza, Egypt, that likely dates from the reign of King Khafre (c. 2575–c. 2465 BCE) and depicts his face. It is one of Egypt’s most famous landmarks and is arguably the best-known example of sphinx art.
After visiting the pyramids and the Sphinx, you will have an oriental lunch at a local restaurant. Then you go to your next destination:
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, known commonly as the Egyptian Museum or the Cairo Museum, in Cairo, Egypt, is home to an extensive collection of ancient Egyptian antiquities. It has 120,000 items, with a representative amount on display and the remainder in storerooms. Built in 1901 by the Italian construction company, Garozzo-Zaffarani, to a design by the French architect Marcel Dourgnon, the edifice is one of the oldest and largest archaeological museums in the Middle East.
After that the tour of this impressive day ends, then you will be transfer back to your hotel.
Your stay in the immortal city of Cairo ends today. You have transfer to Cairo Airport, then you fly to your next destination on this Egypt tour, Aswan. At Aswan Airport you will be met by our tour guide and accompanied to your Nile cruise ship and embarkation will take place.
Your Egypt Holiday Service tour guide, a qualified Egyptologist, will accompany you on board the ship for the entire Nile cruise and the sightseeing.
After lunch on board, enjoying the view of the beauty and atmosphere of Aswan with its green islands and red granite cliffs, take an excursion around the city. The first trip of today is a boat trip to the Nile island of Agilika. The last great sanctuary of the ancient Egyptian religion, the magical one, awaits you there:
The Philae Temple was dedicated to Goddess Isis of Love and beauty. The Temple complex was dismantled and relocated to nearby Island of Agilkia Island in Aswan. Is one of the last Temples to ever be built in Egypt. It also contains the remains of Several Ancient Temples. A great deal of information about the mythology of ancient Egypt was known through this temple like the Myth of Osiris.
Then you will visit the imposing dam, which dams the Nile to Lake Nasser, and the construction of which has had many positive and negative effects:
This was built across the Nile at Aswan, and has had a significant effect on the economy and culture of Egypt. Aswan High Dam is a water dam located on the Nile River in the southern part of the Republic of Egypt. The dam controls the Nile water flow rate and reduces the effects of its flood. It is also used to generate electricity in Egypt.
Then you will transfer back to your Nile Cruise ship.
Today you have the unique opportunity to take an unforgettable private excursion to Abu Simbel – or you have a day off in Aswan.
Abu Simbel is two massive rock-cut Temples in the village of Abu Simbel, A huge 3,000-year-old monument to Ramesses II, the two Temples of Abu Simbel are of the great sun Temple of Ramses II and the Temple of Queen Nefertari, which was built by Ramses II to his favorite wife Queen Nefertari among his other 200 wives and concubines. This fantastic monument is one of the best places to visit in Egypt.
The trip to Abu Simbel starts early in the morning. You drive through the desert with a private vehicle and your private tour guide and experience the sunrise during the outward journey – on the way back from Abu Simbel you will be able to admire the mirage.
At noon your dream trip continues and the ship casts off towards Kom Ombo and sails downstream. In the afternoon you visit the temple which is located directly on the banks of the Nile:
Close to the river Nile, the Kom Ombo Temple was built during the Ptolemaic period between 180 BC and 47 AD. The limestone temple was built by men on elephants and was dedicated to 2 primary Egyptian gods: Sobek and Horus the Elder, gaining it the dual names of ‘House of the Crocodile’ and ‘Castle of the Falcon’.
After the tour, the ship continues towards Edfu. Enjoy the Nile landscape.
Today you will have an extensive breakfast on board, then a visit to one of the best preserved temples in Egypt is on the program:
A majestic Temple, it has been considered to be the best-preserved cult Temple in Egypt. According to ancient Egyptian mythology, it was the place where the falcon-headed God Horus revenged the murder of his father Osiris by killing Seth. The Temple of Edfu is located on the West Bank of the Nile in Edfu.
After visiting the Edfu Temple, the ship leaves for Luxor and in the afternoon you and your tour guide visit the imposing Temple in Luxor:
The Luxor Temple is a large Ancient Egyptian temple complex located on the east bank of the Nile River in the city today known as Luxor and was constructed approximately 1400 BCE. In the Egyptian language it is known as ipet resyt, “the southern sanctuary”. The temple was built by Amenhotep III (1390-52 BC) but completed by Tutankhamun (1336-27 BC) and Horemheb (1323-1295 BC) and then added to by Rameses II (1279-13 BC). Toward the rear is a granite shrine dedicated to Alexander the Great (332-305 BC). At the Luxor Temple you can see a part of the Sphinx Avenue.
After the tour, you will be transferred back to your Nile cruise ship.
Tip of the day: In the evening you have the opportunity to experience the fascinating sound and light show in the Karnak Temple. (optional)
Day 6- Luxor Sightseeing / The Red Sea
After breakfast on board, you will drive to Thebes-West with your guide. The first highlight of the day awaits you:
Also known as the Valley of the Gates of the Kings, is a valley in Egypt where, for a period of nearly 500 years from the 16th to 11th century BC, rock-cut tombs were excavated for the pharaohs and powerful nobles of the New Kingdom. It was part of the ancient city of Thebes and was the burial site of almost all the kings (pharaohs) of the 18th, 19th, and 20th dynasties (1539–1075 BCE), from Thutmose I to Ramses X. In 1922 Englishman Howard Carter discovered the Tomb of Tutankhamun with its golden treasures.
We leave this unique valley and the magical atmosphere and go to another magical place:
The Temple of Hatshepsut is a mortuary temple built during the reign of Pharaoh Hatshepsut of the Eighteenth Dynasty of Egypt. Located opposite the city of Luxor, it is considered to be a masterpiece of ancient architecture. Its three massive terraces rise above the desert floor and into the cliffs of Deir el-Bahari. Hatshepsut was a female pharaoh who had herself represented pictorially as a male. She served as co-regent with her nephew Thutmose III (c.1479-1425 B.C.E.).
Enjoy the view of Luxor and the Nile Valley from the terraces of the temple, then continue visit:
The Colossi of Memnon are two massive stone statues of the Pharaoh Amenhotep III, who reigned in Egypt during the Eighteenth Dynasty of Egypt. Since 1350 BCE, they have stood in the Theban Necropolis, located west of the River Nile from the modern city of Luxor. The Colossi Twin Statues are the still standing to welcome the visitors until our day.
Then your journey goes back to the other bank of the Nile and you visit the mighty temple as the last sight in Luxor:
The Karnak Temple Complex, commonly known as Karnak, comprises a vast mix of decayed temples, chapels, pylons, and other buildings near Luxor, Egypt. It is a city of temples built over 2,000 years and dedicated to the Theban triad of Amun, Mut, and Khonsu. This derelict place is still capable of overshadowing many wonders of the modern world and in its day must have been awe-inspiring.
After visiting the temple it is time to say goodbye to the immortal Nile and the treasures of the pharaohs. You have transfer in a private comfortable vehicle to your hotel on the Red Sea for your beach vacation.
Tip of the day: Today you have the opportunity to enjoy the unique view of the ancient treasures of Luxor on a hot air balloon ride at sunrise over Thebes West. (optional)
Your trip to Egypt ends today. You will be picked up from your hotel and transfer to Hurghada Airport, then you will fly back home.
|Summer (May 1st to September 30th)||Winter (1st Oct to 30 Apr)|
|Single room / cabin||1575 $||1650 $|
|Double room / cabin||1190 $||1255 $|
5 * standard
Hotel in Cairo : Steigenberger Cairo Pyramids, Ramses Hilton
Nile Cruise : MS Emilio, MS Royal Esadora, Ms Princess Sarah
Hotel on the Red Sea: Desert Rose Hurghada, Hilton Hurghada, Serenity Fun City Makadi
|Summer (May 1st to September 30th)||Winter (1st Oct to 30 Apr)|
|Single room / cabin||2099 $||2175 $|
|Double room / cabin||1545 $||1590 $|
5 * Deluxe
Hotel in Cairo : Steigenberger El Tahrir, Kempinski Nile Cairo, Sheraton Cairo
Nile Cruise : MS Premium, MS Amwaj, MS Moon Dance
Hotel on the Red Sea: Jaz Aquamarine, Tropital Sahl Hasheesh, Cleopatra Makadi